State Police are investigating the death of a Bucksport teacher as an apparent suicide. The body of 46 year old Traci Merriam was recovered Sunday morning about 7 a.m. from the Penobscot River in Prospect by Troopers and the Maine Marine Patrol. It appears she jumped from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge sometime during the night. Her car was found parked along the bridge about 4 a.m. and a suicide note was found inside. An autopsy is scheduled at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta. Merriam was a fifth grade teacher at the Bucksport Middle School.